An update. Certainly not easy finding ways to create a hundred. I’ve had a look at the new PB Tech store and I’ll try for drop shipping. I set up another facebook page under my name with my company for bookkeeping but I think I’ll scrap that and just put it under my main user profile. I’m reading Scott Levy’s book Tweet Naked I got from the library. Its got some great social media strategies. It also mentioned the confusion factor with too many profiles. So I think I might bring the bookkeeping in under my main profile. What I have found in the past is that I have removed all my profiles to start afresh but the same people will still link to me, which is great of course and I appreciate their loyalty.
Scott Levy suggests linking with the same values across all profiles and creating a strong brand. Going back to my original idea of creating $100.00 out of something new, it might be better to start with what I can do first, and build on from that. The water idea, I went to the Mind Body festival and there was a stall selling Kagen water.
The guy said they give the water machines to people to try free for a month. Then you sign up after that and purchase the machine and sell the water and recruit others. I told him my financial position and said I would not be able to make a purchase but he did say I could still try the unit free for the month and return it without cost. Certainly if there is a contract to sign to receive the machine I’ll know then.
I think its actually a network marking business. I tried the water and its certainly a lot nicer than tap water. Whether its any better than ordinary filtered water is probably anyones guess, but I could put the bottled water idea to use as part of an overall marketing strategy. Like putting my own name or brand on the bottles if the product can be licenced that way. It would be fun to do or maybe I’m just getting carried away. LOL.
What I am going to do, is to try and learn a new skill out of it. The skill of negotiation. Even if I don’t get to sell the product in the end I’ll have a real life situation to try out some techniques.